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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect


Important Information…effective Friday August 10, 2018, 8:00 am, Forest Road 376 has been reopened for camping and all recreational activities. FR376 is open from Hwy 126 south to Porter Landing and remains closed from Gilman Tunnels north to Porter Landing.


For up to date fire information … 




Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store






Rain Yesterday… .03″

Year To Date…  6.97″


Rain Total 2017…11.73″

Rain Total 2016…12.05″

Rain Total 2015… 20.90″



Snow Yesterday… 0

Three Year Old Jemma Bond With Her 18″ Rainbow From The Kid’s Pond. Jemma Was Using Fluorescent Green, Garlic Power Bait

Season To Date…  0


Snow Total 2017/18…35″

Aiden Morales With His 15″ Brown Trout Caught From Rio San Antonio With a Pistol Pete

Snow Total 2016/17…96″

 Snow Total 2015/16…97″     

 Snow Total 2014/15…85″

Snow Total 2013/14…26″

Snow Total 2012/13…76″

Snow Total 2011/12…96″

Snow Total 2010/11…98″


Yesterday’s High… 77

This Morning’s Low… 51

Today… PM Storms Likely

  *****SUMMER CAMPING OPPORTUNITIES***** All campgrounds and forest roads are now open for camping and other recreational activities effective Monday, July 9, 2018 8:00am. FR376 north to San Antonio Hot Spring is also open for day use only. Forest Road 376 remains closed from Gilman Tunnels north to Hwy 126 because of fire activity.   Fenton Lake State Park is open effective Wednesday, July 11th 7:30 am.


Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store is open 363 1/2 days a year….closing on Christmas Day and a half day on Thanksgiving. Our summer hours are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm every day. Come on in and say hi. We’d love to see you.


*****CURRENT FIRE DANGER***** MODERATE——————————– As of Sunday, July 8, 2018  8:00 am  the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been rated as MODERATE.  There are currently no fire restrictions.

 *****CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS***** You may reserve campground space at both Jemez Falls and San Antonio Campgrounds at the following webpage:


*****WATER ALERT*****  If you are planning to camp the Jemez any time of the year, please fill up your water tanks in your campers and RVs prior to coming to the Jemez. There are limited opportunities here in the Jemez. Water is now available at Jemez Falls and San Antonio Campgrounds.


*****The NEW LICENSE YEAR*****  began on April 1, 2018. A new fishing license is required to fish in the State of New Mexico. License fees remain the same. $35 for an adult resident and $11 for a junior (age 12-17)  resident. Kids (11 and under) fish free as do adults over the age of 70. There is a senior license for those age 65-69 for $18. All fees above include the required habitat stamps. NMDGF is now offering discounted licenses for New Mexico resident veterans and active duty military. Licenses are available at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store or you can purchase your license online at Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.


*****ROAD CONDITIONS***** All highways within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District are open. Use caution on State Hwy 126 from La Cueva to Cuba, a distance of 40 miles (8 miles of which is dirt)… it is open but can be challenging in spots.



*****CAMPGROUNDS***** All campgrounds within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District are open effective Monday, July 9th, 8:00 am. Fenton Lake State Park will remain closed through July 15th.


Vista Linda Campground…Open year around (first come, first served)

Redondo Campground… Open (first come, first served) 

Jemez Falls Campground….Open By Reservation Only

San Antonio Campground…. Open By Reservation Only

Paliza Campground.…Open (first come, first served)

Fenton Lake State Park….Closed for camping and fishing

Spanish Queen Picnic Area….Open

Battleship Rock Picnic Area…Open

La Cueva Picnic Area….Open

Jemez Falls Picnic Area….Open

Spence Hot Spring Access and Parking Area….Open 

Dark Canyon Fishing Access….Open, Rincon Fishing Access….Open, River’s Bend Fishing Access…Open, Las Casitas Fishing Access…Open, The Bluffs Fishing Access…Open, San Diego Fishing Access…Open, La Junta Fishing Access…Now Open. Fishing on the lower Jemez is good throughout the spring and early summer and can be accessed many places other than the Forest Service parking areas.

Trails….Forest Service Trailhead Parking areas Las Conchas and East Fork Trail 137….Open. Trails are open for public use, including trails to Jemez Falls, McCauley Warm Spring, Spence Hot Spring and San Antonio Hot Spring.


*****FIRE RESTRICTIONS***** There are  currently no fire restrictions within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Fire danger is rated as MODERATE. The forest is now open for public use.


*****AMANDA’S***** Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store, located at the junction of Hwy 4 and 126 (the turnoff to Fenton Lake), is open from 8:30am till 8:00 pm everyday. (summer hours)